After some much-needed rain this week, we are beyond excited for fall! We’ve got some awesome talks and events planned for September to kick off the best gardening season. Here’s a preview – mark your calendar!
Kids’ Fall Seed Starting Workshop – September 9th
We’re kicking off the fall season with a hands-on seed starting workshop for kids – all ages welcome! Join us Saturday, September 9th at 10am here at Gill’s to learn how to start seeds! Each participant can choose seeds and fill up to 12 cells in their compostable egg crate to take home and plant in their garden. We’ll be here to help start the seeds and provide instructions for how to care for the seedlings once they sprout. Growing veggies from seed is SO rewarding and an awesome life skill. And early-mid September is the time to start all kinds of fall veggie seeds like corn, broccoli, kale, carrots, beets, and more!
Tree Planting 101 with John Wood of Tree Amigos – September 16th
Tree Amigos is our go-to source for tree trimming, removal, and consultation in our area. Fall is our best time to plant trees, and we’re excited to welcome John Wood, Tree Amigos owner and certified arborist for a tree talk here at Gill’s on September 16th at 10am that’s guaranteed to be fun and informative. Here’s what John has to say about his talk:
“If you read 10 different books on how to plant a tree, not a single one of them will be able to agree with the others on how it should be done. However, they can all agree that however you are doing it is the wrong way! Come meet us at Gill’s and let’s get this sorted out. Join us for 1 entertaining hour to cover the condensed version of how to plant trees the right way.”
Fall Veggie Gardening with Andy Chidester of Medina Ag Products – September 23rd
We are thrilled to have our garden pal and organic gardening expert, Andy Chidester as a guest speaker here at Gill’s on September 23rd! Andy is our main contact at Medina Ag Products, makers of our favorite fertilizers, Medina Growin Green and Hasta Gro! She’ll discuss bed prep, what vegetables and herbs you should be growing, how to attracting beneficials to the garden, how to get more bang with your fertilizer, and more! Bring your veggie questions!
A few words from Andy: “I began making mud pies in my grandmother’s vegetable garden at an early age. This led to a lifelong addiction to gardening from vegetables, herbs, butterflies and bees, and now houseplants! I have worked in the horticultural industry since 1998, I am a State of Texas Master Gardener and Composter. And I am a soil geek that is still learning! I don’t know it all and always learn something when teaching a class! My next adventure – I am hoping to become a beekeeper! So, let’s have some FUN!”
After Hours Terrarium Building Workshop with Ori and Rose – September 28th
Join us Thursday evening, September 28th, from 6-7:30pm for our hands-on beginner terrarium building workshop! We’ll have stations set up indoors with terrarium containers, starter plants, moss, and supplies + drinks and bites! Come build something totally unique. Pricing and more info TBD!